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Intentionally contemplating suitable theories recommend via previous writers and studying them within the gentle of the examine for this actual e-book, the writer spent over a hundred days attending funeral ceremonies and he attended 25 burial companies. First released in 1962.

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We might judge him favorably for having such a desire; we might think he demonstrated an admirable sense of morality. 66 The same may be said about taking pleasure in one’s life going badly. At this point the desire satisfactionist might appeal to a difference between ‘intrinsic’ and ‘extrinsic’ desires. To desire something intrinsically is to desire it for its own sake; to desire something extrinsically is to desire it for the sake of something else. Perhaps it is only the satisfaction or frustration of intrinsic desires that matters to welfare.

He 65 One might wonder why Feldman seems to be more sanguine about the prospects for an account of pleasure-worthiness than he is about the prospects for an account of desire-worthiness (compare Feldman 2004, 17, with Feldman 2004, 121–2). 34 Well-Being realizes that he is relevantly like those other evildoers. Thus moral reflection leads him to desire that things go badly for him. We might judge him favorably for having such a desire; we might think he demonstrated an admirable sense of morality.

See ch. 3 of Bognar 2004 for criticism of these responses. 21 See, for example, Griffin 1986, 9, and Sumner 1996, 97. 3 The alternatives One might think that what is bad about life on the experience machine is the lack of connection between experience and reality. One’s life is cut off from reality in a way that seems problematic; life becomes, in a way, inauthentic. If this is the problem with the experience machine, then we’d better build some experience-reality connection into our theory of well-being.

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